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North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un Crosses Into South Korea for Historic Talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the southern side of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) to hold talks and meet the rival South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first time a North Korean leader has stepped into the territory since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Mike Pompeo Sworn in as US Secretary of State

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42.

Leaders of two Koreas to Hold Talks Today

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on Friday are set to hold the historic inter-Korean Summit in Panmunjom, the truce village on the north-south border of the peninsula.

James Comey Says Conversation Memos With Trump are Unclassified

Former FBI director James Comey defends sharing memos of his conversation with United States President Donald Trump on Thursday, claiming the memos to be unclassified.

SC to Resume Hearing Kathua Rape Case

The Supreme Court on Friday will resume hearing the case of alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area.

SC to Resume Hearing Ayodhya Land Dispute

The Supreme Court on Friday is slated to resume hearing the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

Patanjali Denies Placing Rs 9,000 Crore bid for Ruchi Soya Industries

Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali has denied bidding Rs 9,000 crore for debt-ridden edible oil maker Ruchi Soya Industries.

3 Injured After Terrorists Hurl Grenade at Police Station in Jammu and Kashmir

As many as two policemen and one civilian were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station here in Kulgam.

Indu Malhotra to be Sworn in as SC Judge

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra is slated to be sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on Friday morning.

Fire Breaks out in Ludhiana Garment Factory

A fire broke out in the wee hours of Friday morning at a garment factory here in Ludhiana.

Development of Paradip Port to Enhance Employment, Says Pradhan

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan opined that the development of the region around Odisha's Paradip Port will lead to the creation of around 20,000 direct employment opportunities.

Centre Urges Extensive Campaigning on Child Sexual Abuse

In the wake of increasing sexual crimes against children, the Centre on Thursday suggested that extensive campaigning be undertaken in rural and urban India regarding child sexual abuse and violation of child rights caused by it.

CBI Renamed Central Bureau of Illegal Mining, Says Rahul

Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for granting tickets to the Reddy brothers, the mining barons of Karnataka, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had renamed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the Central Bureau of Illegal Mining.

All Possibilities of Technical Snag Will be Examined, Says Congress

Hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi's special flight to Hubli faced technical snag, the party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala assured that all the possibilities would be examined, including that of foul play.

Reporter Calls Out Shiv Viswanathan on Copying and Erasure of Content Related to Adivasis

Shiv Viswanathan, a professor at Jindal Law School has come under criticism for copying reportage by a young journalist and appropriating it. Writer and reporter Sushmita Verma has, in a social media post questioned the author about his copying her report, publishing it in national daily, the Hindu without accreditation and leaving out important details from it so as to suit his subject

India Clubbed With Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in AFC U-16 Finals

India havebeen clubbed with strong contenders Islamic Republic of Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in Group C of the AFC U-16 Championship Finals, which is slated to be held in Malaysia in September this year.

Kanye West Calls Trump his Brother

American rapper Kanye West on Wednesday said he supported President Donald Trump and called him his 'brother'.

Himesh Reshammiya Rocks at PDM University

The two day Techno Cultural, Annual Fest of PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Paradigm 2k18 was celebrated in style. Famous Bollywood singer, actor and music director Himesh Reshammiya performed in the star night as a part of the event.

Is Social Media Behaviour Linked to Weather Outside?

Did you know! The climate outside affects our social media behaviour as a recent study has found when the weather conditions are good, we are happier on social networks.

CBI Registers Case Against IDBI Bank, Axcel Sunshine for Rs. 600 Crores Fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered a case against the then senior officials of IDBI Bank, Axcel Sunshine and others on allegations of perpetrating fraud of approximately Rs 600 crores through loan accounts of Axcel Sunshine Limited and another company.

Ten Get Life Term For Lynching Muslim Youth To Death In Jharkhand

Ten Hindu men have been sentenced to life for lynching a Muslim man to death in Jharkhand on April 4, 2017. Shamsuddin Ansari was dragged from his in-laws' place he was visiting and beaten up by the violent mob. 35-year-old Ansari succumbed to injuries 5 days later.

Casio Contributes to Mathematics Education of Emerging Country

There are still educational institutions in ASEAN countries, excluding Singapore, that are partially insufficient in keeping up with the latest trends in mathematics and educational institutions in developed countries.

60 Naxals Surrender in Chhattisgarh

60 Naxals from Abujmarh surrendered before Bastar Inspector General (IG) Vivekananda Sinha in Narayanpur, on Thursday.

Azafran on an Expansion Drive, Forays Into Baby Care Segment

Sticking to their ethos of going green and making environment-friendly products, Azafran Innovacion, a sustainable and research oriented company has forayed into the baby care segment.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, R&D Signs Letter of Intent With ISKCON Food Relief Foundation...

The two social problems in India - Poverty and Hunger go hand in hand. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor. So, to eradicate the problem, we need to start with its root cause. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana currently serves midday meal to more than two thousand schools in Haryana.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, R&D Signs Letter of Intent With ISKCON Food Relief Foundation...

The two social problems in India - Poverty and Hunger go hand in hand. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor. So, to eradicate the problem, we need to start with its root cause. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana currently serves midday meal to more than two thousand schools in Haryana.

Pine Labs Appoints Vicky Bindra as Chief Executive Officer

India's largest digital retail payments platform, Pine Labs has appointed Vicky Bindra as the Chief Executive Officer.

Kohinoor's Consumer Electronic Show to Commence in Mumbai

Fast-growing consumer electronics retail chain Kohinoor Electronics on Thursday announced its annual Consumer Electronics Show, 2018 in partnership with the Mumbai International Trade Fair.

Kohinoor’s Consumer Electronic Show to Commence in Mumbai

Fast-growing consumer electronics retail chain Kohinoor Electronics on Thursday announced its annual Consumer Electronics Show, 2018 in partnership with the Mumbai International Trade Fair.

MP Thrash Mumbai 11-0 in Junior Women Hockey Championship

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy produced a rich vein of form as they hammered Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 11-0 in their 8th Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2018 (A Division) here on Thursday.

Bihar, Karnataka Reach Semis in Junior Men National Hockey Championship

Bihar booked their place in the semi-finals of the 8th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2018 (B Division) after hammering Bengaluru Hockey Association 5-2 here last evening.

Kohli Recommended for Khel Ratna Award

The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday recommended Indian skipper Virat Kohli's name for country's highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Aiming to Eliminate Unmanned Level Crossings by 2020, Says Railway Board Chairman

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Thursday said that the railway is aiming to eliminate unmanned level crossings by March 2020.

Siddharamaiah not Confident of Winning Chamundeshwari Constituency, Says GT Devegowda

GT Devegowda, a Janata Dal (Secular) candidate from Chamundeshwari constituency on Thursday said that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah is not confident of winning from Chamundeshwari and is, therefore, contesting from Badami also.

Rehti Begum of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons is No More

Rehti Begum (70), one of the trustees of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), passed away on Thursday morning (April 26, 2018). She died of a heart attack

BJP's Hiremath Joins Congress Ahead of Karnataka Polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Chandrashekhar Hiremath has joined Congress days ahead of the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections.

BJP’s Hiremath Joins Congress Ahead of Karnataka Polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Chandrashekhar Hiremath has joined Congress days ahead of the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections.

Apollo Hospital Denies Having any Biological Samples of Jayalalithaa

The Apollo Hospital on Thursday submitted a report to Madras High Court that they do not have any biological samples of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Low Strength Alcohol Could Increase Consumption

Labeling alcoholic drinks - such as wines and beers - as lower in strength could encourage people to drink more, finds a study.

Study Finds Link Between Cognitive Function and Crash Risk

Older drivers with lower levels of cognitive function are more likely to be involved in a crash, according to a study.

India Intimate Fashion Week Season 2 Concludes in Style

India Intimate Fashion Week unveiled the much-awaited second edition of IIFW on April 22 at Hotel The Leela, Mumbai amid much glitz and glamour.

Binge Drinking During Pregnancy Could Lead to Alcohol Abuse in kid

Moms-to-be, take note! Binge drinking during pregnancy and lactation can hamper your newborn's mental health, according to a study.

Follow Mediterranean Diet for a Good gut

Apart from being good for your heart, Mediterranean-style diet can have a positive effect on your gut health.

PoK Residents Call for Deputy Commissioner's Suspension Over Naeem Butt's Killing

A group of people in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir organised protests on Thursday to demand immediate suspension of the Deputy Commissioner of Rawalkot and punish those behind the killing of Late Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activist Naeem Butt

PoK Residents Call for Deputy Commissioner’s Suspension Over Naeem Butt’s Killing

A group of people in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir organised protests on Thursday to demand immediate suspension of the Deputy Commissioner of Rawalkot and punish those behind the killing of Late Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activist Naeem Butt

Xi Jinping Arrives at Wuhan City Ahead of India-China Informal Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday arrived at Wuhan city in China ahead of his scheduled informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Make Way for the Emerging Stars of Tinsel Town

Max Fashion, the country's largest International fashion brand, hosted the Grand Finale of Max Emerging Star 2018 at Infiniti Mall in Malad, Mumbai. Max Emerging star is a property that aims at giving a platform to the ones who dare to dream and aspire to have a foothold in the entertainment and glamour industry of India.

Bigbreaks Eyes Turnover of Rs 1200 Crores by 2021

Leading travel portal BigBreaks, which provides flights, hotels, holiday packages, insurance, among others, on Thursday announced its target turnover of Rs. 1200 crore within the next three years.

Mizoram Hosts First Edition of Cancer Screening Mela

A Cancer Screening Mela was organised by the Department of Health, Government of Mizoram, in collaboration with the Public Foundation of India and National Health Mission under the Swasth Uttar Purv scheme.

Trump to Visit UK in July

United States President Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom in July, according to two officials on Wednesday.

Venture Catalysts Commences Operations in Dubai

In a bid to strengthen their global footprint, Venture Catalysts, a domestic integrated incubator, announced the launch of its operations in Dubai.

Ixigo Skill for Amazon Alexa Launched in India

Online travel marketplace ixigo launched the ixigo skill for Amazon Alexa in India, through which travellers will be able to take advantage of voice-assisted travel planning.

Cabinet Approves Minimum Support Price Hike for raw Jute

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute for the 2018-19 season.

JBL Free Wireless In-ear Headphones Launched in India

Harman International, a provider of connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced the launch of JBL Free, a wireless in-ear headphone for a completely hands-free experience, in the Indian market.

Snapchat Introduces Ar-powered Lenses

Image and video sharing platform Snapchat announced the launch of 'Snappables', a new range of Lenses for sharing experiences and playing augmented reality (AR) games.

Google Unveils its Standalone Task Management app

Tech giant Google announced the launch of a new standalone app called Google Tasks, which will enable users to create their own to-do lists, thereby improving productivity.

BJP Dividing India Into Religious Lines, Says Chidambaram

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of trying to divide India into religious lines.

Three-year-old Girl Raped in MP

A 3-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Wednesday night in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district.

Retired Coimbatore Professor Designs Unique Homemade Lift

A retired professor in Coimbatore has designed a homemade lift using a compressor which can move up to two floors carrying 200 kilograms of weight.

States Contributing to Forest Conservation Must be Given Incentives, Says Vice President Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the states that contribute to forest conservation must be given incentives.

Normal Monsoon Will Enable Favourable Kharif Production, Says Agriculture Minister

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh suggested that the Kharif season this year would witness favourable produce, in lieu of suitable climatic conditions.

Delhi-based Jeweller Jumps From DRI Office, Dies

A Delhi-based jeweller allegedly committed suicide after jumping off the sixth floor of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) building in the national capital, after a raid was conducted at his store and residence in the city.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Blazes Chennai Super Kings to top Spot

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni displayed his batting prowess yet again as he helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets in a high-scoring thriller at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.

AFI Selects Indian Team for SAF Junior Meet in Colombo

The Athletic Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday announced that national junior record breaker sprinter Gurindervir Singh will lead the Indian athletics team at the third South Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held from May 5 to 6 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Turkey Sentences 14 Journalists Over Terror Charges

An Istanbul court sentenced at least 14 journalists from Cumhuriyet (Republic) daily, Turkey's oldest national newspaper to different prison terms over charges of terrorism on Wednesday.

Tributes Pour in for World's First Tropic-born Polar Bear

Tributes poured in for Inuka, the world's first polar bear, born in the tropics, who died on Wednesday in Singapore due to age and health-related issues.

Tributes Pour in for World’s First Tropic-born Polar Bear

Tributes poured in for Inuka, the world's first polar bear, born in the tropics, who died on Wednesday in Singapore due to age and health-related issues.

Macron Slams Trump's Import Tariffs, Says France do not Want Commercial War

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday criticised his American counterpart Donald Trump's decision to impose global tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, adding that "France did not want a commercial war."

Macron Slams Trump’s Import Tariffs, Says France do not Want Commercial War

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday criticised his American counterpart Donald Trump's decision to impose global tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, adding that "France did not want a commercial war."

Japan Objects Distasteful Korean Summit Dessert

Japan on Wednesday lodged a formal protest about the mango mousse dessert, which will be served to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when the two leaders meet at the upcoming inter-Korean summit.

Ex-US President George HW Bush Recovering

Former United States President George H.W. Bush is recovering and has been shifted from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the regular patient room at Houston Methodist Hospital, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Will Recognise Contribution of All, not Just CWG18 Medalists

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said India would recognise the contribution of all participants of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) held recently, and not just the medalists.

WB Violence Victims Arrive in Delhi to Meet President Kovind

A delegation of about 30-35 people led by West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice president Biswapriya Roy Chowdhury arrived in the national capital to meet President Ram Nath Kovind.

Mamata Should get her Brain Examined, Says Tripura CM

Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for discrediting the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in Tripura, the latter's Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the former "should get her brain examined in a hospital."

SC to Resume Hearing Kathua Rape Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday will resume hearing the case of alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area.

Google 'India First PM' and you may be in for a Shock

Searching anything on the Internet is so easy. You just go to Google, type your query and you have your results that are accurate, at least the first few ones.

Google ‘India First PM’ and you may be in for a Shock

Searching anything on the Internet is so easy. You just go to Google, type your query and you have your results that are accurate, at least the first few ones.

Goa MP Seeks Sushma's Intervention in Fraud Case Involving Localite

Goa Member of Parliament (MP) Narendra Sawaikar addressed a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her intervention in a fraud case involving a localite.

Goa MP Seeks Sushma’s Intervention in Fraud Case Involving Localite

Goa Member of Parliament (MP) Narendra Sawaikar addressed a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her intervention in a fraud case involving a localite.

Asaram Bapu bus Stop Boards Demolished in Bhopal

After the conviction of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in a rape case, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation on Wednesday evening took down and demolished signboards of a bus stop named after him.